The Arab Uprisings: How They Were Different and Why It Matters
Professor Gilles Kepel, Chair, Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po)
Chair: Jane Kinninmont, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
The drivers for the Arab uprisings vary from country to country, and the impact of these on the international community has been different in consequence. Professor Kepel will analyse the root causes and international repercussions of the uprisings in North Africa, the Gulf and the Levant, and the reasons for the international community’s range of responses, from muted condemnation to military intervention.